I've never been a fan of Jim Wallis. Years back I heard this "liberal" Christian activist equivocate about recognizing the full humanity of gay people and I've never quite got over it. I think it is fair to say he has been slow to "evolve" when it comes to me and mine.
But today he is putting out a response to this wretched political season that might serve as a standard that I hope other religious leaders could "evolve" toward:
This is no equivocating attempt to rescue the Republican party from itself -- I'm talking about you, Mitt Romney. Wallis has called out the moral content of the moment.
Amid Wallis' denunciation, I noticed a citation to an August poll which found that only 2 percent of Trump supporters were under 30. The Donald may have picked up a few more young people since, but that is telling. If we can manage not to completely blow it during the next decade, there should be real hope for the country to evolve away from white supremacy and our brutal systemic economic inequity.
Graphic stolen from Kevin Drum.